Raila fails to endorse Joho for the gubernatorial seat

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Mombasa governor Hassan Joho during a past rally .PHOTO file

Mombasa,KENYA:NASA flag bearer Raila Odinga has failed to endorse his preferred candidate for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat.

During the NASA mega rally held at the Mama Ngina grounds in Mombasa  the NASA called both candidates from parties affiliated to the NASA coalition to the podium and urged Mombasa residents to vote their preferred candidates.

“Johos supporters should vote for him while   Hassan Omar’s supporters should vote for Omar” Raila told the crowd that had attended the rally.

The Mombasa gubernatorial candidate has attracted two candidates from the NASA coalition the current Mombasa governor Ali Hassan  Joho who is eying a re-election on an ODM ticket and the current senator Hassan Omar who is eying the seat on a Wiper Democratic movement ticket.

Earlier Omar and Joho’s supporters had clashed  at the podium  leading to a delay of in kicking off of the rally.

Both Omar and Joho have in the past accused each other of engaging in antics meant to smear mud at the other during the campaign period.

Joho and Omar will battle it out with Jubilee’s Suleiman Shabhal and Vibrant Democratic Party’s Hezron Awiti  in the Tuesday polls.